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Aug 30, 2013 8:00pm EDT
to the summer of 1955 to the killing of emma ll. a 14-year-old african-american boy, and went to mississippi to be with an spawn uncle and cousin and is lynched. dragged out of the bed in the middle of the night by a white bomb and -- mob and ends up in the body of the river. when emma's body was found, -- emmett was 14, she was 14 when she dee integrated the central high school in, a. but emmett, when his body was sent back to chicago, his mother, maimy till, wasn't an activist, she was forced into this. losing her only child. she said she wanted the casket open for the wake and the funeral. she wanted the world to see the ravages of racism. the brutality of big industry. thousands streamed by his casket and saw, and then jet magazine, another black publication, took photographed of the disextendded, mutilated head, and they were published and seared into the history and consciousness of this country. she had something very important to teach the press. show the pictures. show the images. cue imagine if for just one week we saw the images of war, every newspaper had a picture of a dead baby
Aug 1, 2013 8:00pm EDT
gentleman from mississippi, mr. thompson, for a statement that he may have. >> thank you very much. thank you very much, mr. chairman. i think our witnesses for their expected testimony. in the four months since this small town of west texas was shaken, shockwaves have been felt across the country here in washington and even at 1600 pennsylvania avenue. a scale of death and destruction has come under focus and americans have been forced to ask themselves some very tough questions could this type of event happened here in my community? you facilities with explosives or lethal chemicals pose a risk to my family and my home or my community. the likely response is maybe. and surely the federal government does. this west facility explosion undermines that sense of conflict. the firefighters who have gone in to do what they have been trained. fight a fire. this was a chemical fire fueled by ammonium nitrate and until these explosions in the department of homeland security did not know that the west plant even existed. we administer the risk-based program that requires facilities with threshold
Aug 28, 2013 8:00pm EDT
euphemism mississippi appendectomy to give voice to the experience of poor black women in the south who were sterilized against their knowledge, an issue that has been in the news in the last couple of of weeks in hell of vonya and lastly i want to offer for you the black and the party was a health social movements. the black panther movement is a rorschach test for how we think about blacks politics in the last 20th century in particular but what we don't appreciate so much is that they were deeply engage and involved in issues of health activism health equality and access to medical care services in the united states. in particular as i discussed in my book they were engaged in getting people information to access to services that were under mentioned that we didn't know enough about, that the services were underutilized or not provided enough for such as sickle cell amenia -- a mania -- sickle cell anemia. harry its prior look that many of you probably know medical apartheid the black panther party was engaged in protecting black minis from overexposure to the bad forces of medical experi
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